Before voters head to polls, tabulators are checked for accuracy

MADISON (WKOW) — With just under two weeks until Wisconsin heads to the polls, city staff in Madison spent time testing voting machines before they’re used on election day. 

The primary in Wisconsin is on August 14th. 

Tabulators in every ward will be checked before election day to make sure they are working properly. 

Workers hand-counted a number of ballots before feeding them through the machines to make sure the tabulators got the same count. 

"It’s important so that the public knows that the equipment we’re using is accurate and the counts are accurate so they are ensured that their votes are counted properly and the results are legitimate," said Jim Verbick, a City of Madison Deputy Clerk. 

The testing was open to the public. Officials said their machines will be ready for election day. 

They will continue testing on Monday. 

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